This course plans to examine the role of project-based intervention in improving communication skills and quality of life for people with acquired brain injury (ABI).
You will review the literature in detail and describe a 6-week programme that was part of a published feasibility trial. The essential elements of this intervention will be described in detail. Goal setting will be discussed with examples of how to use Goal Attainment Scaling as an outcome to set social communication goals (within a group treatment). This course will also examine new and emerging approaches to working with social communication difficulties after TBI including, dating and sex.
You will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
Proficient speaker of English
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Nicholas is a Speech and Language Therapist who graduated from The University of Sydney, Australia in 1999 with a BAppSc in Speech Pathology. He worked as a Speech and Language Therapist both in Australia and UK with a keen interest in working with people with neurological conditions particularly, traumatic brain injury ...